The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation and Ruth Miskin Training will team up to examine the impact of two systematic phonics-based literacy programmes.
The project is an early intervention reading project using phonics to develop reading in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in schools in England. It will involve a large cluster randomised controlled trial of Read Write Inc. Phonics (KS1) & Fresh Start (KS2).
Read Write Inc. Phonics is a whole-school approach for early readers from reception to year two and for children in years three and four who are not yet accurate and speedy readers.
Fresh Start is a catch up programme for those children struggling to read at the end of primary school.
The project, which has been awarded a grant of £1,038,782 from the Education Endowment Foundation, will work with 11,900 pupils in years one to six in 120 schools.